The Blythe and Thom Mayne Residence I
First offering: The Blythe & Thom Mayne Residence, Thom Mayne, FAIA. Realtors too often use superlatives to describe their offerings; many would apply here, but we refrain. This is not a renovation referencing modernism in the kitschy way so often seen today, but rather an extended study in how to live aesthetically and creatively in a relatively compact space. The success of the endeavor kept the Pritzker Prize-winning architect and his family here for 30 years. Indoor space is opened not just horizontally, but vertically as well, with each clearly defined living space lending itself to the others. Demolished exterior walls open public entertaining areas to a continuous dialogue with the garden patios. Hidden in plain sight, the residence includes: entry, reception, living, dining, chef's kitchen, pantry, library, 2 bedrooms plus an office, 2 baths. 1 Year lease, $7,600/month.